As expected, Tesla on Tuesday took the wraps off a refreshed version of its Model S electric car. Among other things, the refreshed Model S is going to get the same air filtration system that’s in the Model X, which opens the door for it to get the “bioweapon defense mode” feature. The car also got a significant facelift up front, as Tesla removed the grill on the front of the car and also tweaked the headlight design.

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Here’s a photo of the car in white:

Tesla Model S 2017 Refresh 2Image Source: Tesla

For comparison, here’s the front of the Model X. You can see Tesla definitely took some design cues from its SUV when designing the front of the new Model S:

tesla-model-xImage Source: Tesla

And here’s a pic that shows the rear of the refreshed 2017 Model S:

Tesla Model S 2017 Refresh 3

As far as new features go, the HEPA air filtration system that includes bioweapon defense mode will be part of a premium upgrade package that will also include LED fog lights, Nappa leather arm rests, and two activated carbon air purification filters.

The new Model S will also come with a 48-amp onboard charger, which is a bump up from the 40-amp charger that came with older Model S cars.

To learn more about the refreshed Model S, check out Tesla’s full page at this link.

 

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